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2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook 
2017-2018 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DSAB 233 - Elements of Behavioral Health Counseling (3 Credits)

Prerequisite: None
This course will give the student an overview of the counseling profession within the behavioral health field. Theories are introduced followed by specific counseling skill interventions that are a staple in the helping process. This includes establishing a therapeutic alliance, active-listening, use of empathy, transference, countertransference and clinical interventions for specific behavioral health diagnoses. Competencies for intake interviewing, bio-psychosocial assessments, fundamentals of treatment planning, and the referral/termination process along with cultural considerations are presented. Counselor ethics and self-care, use of supervision and professional development are explored.